Just a Needle and Thread – Embroidering in Manitoba Exhibit

Call for Submissions

Just a Needle and Thread: Embroidering in Manitoba Exhibit

Exhibit Information
Just a Needle and Thread: Embroidering in Manitoba will showcase both the past and the present of stitching in Manitoba.

  • The Historical Component will draw heavily from the MCML collection and will include mainly clothing, bedding and table linens – all very traditional applications for embroidery.
  • The Contemporary Component will represent the strong stitching community in the province, and specifically work of Winnipeg Embroiderers’ Guild members.

Together, the historical and contemporary elements will illustrate how embroidery has played a role culturally, artistically and socially, and how it continues to do so today.
Call for submission
We are seeking contemporary works of embroidery by stitchers in Manitoba.
Submission information:

  • Brief visual description including technique, size, materials and any special exhibit requirements.
  • Craftsperson information with brief bio if possible.
  • Information about the piece in terms of its inspiration, history etc would be useful.
  • An image of the piece.  Prints and slides will be accepted, as will digital images (jpg preferred and less than 1MB file size please).
  • Deadline December 3, 2012.

Conditions of Acceptance:

  • Items may be loaned for the duration of the exhibit or they may be offered for permanent donation to the museum collection.
  • In November2012 an ad hoc Exhibit Committee will make final selections for the exhibit.
  • Depending on the response it is possible that not all pieces will be accepted for the exhibit.
  • Decisions about donations to the permanent collection will be made by the standing Museum Committee.
  • There will be some size restrictions.   Contact us for details.
  • All pieces must be available for the duration of the exhibit – January to late May 2013
  • The pieces must be in good condition.

Please submit information and images to Andrea Reichert, Curator, 1B-183 Kennedy St., Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 1S6, (204) 487-6117 (tel. & fax), [email protected] .
Submission deadline December 3, 2012.